At 12:58 1998-11-24 +0100, Marcel Oliver wrote:
>> > XML/MathML may make sense for me in certain circumstances, because I
>> > may want to reuse the logical structure, I don't see why this should
>> > matter for a publisher whose job it is to get the thing on paper, and
>> > possibly into an online repository (PDF?).
>> publishers who do not want to consider electronic publication of
>> material are, IMHO, on the track to failure. publishers exist to sell
>> your work, NOT get things on paper!!!
>But paper is the only thing you can do better than I can. I can run
>a web-site with no problem and publish my stuff in whatever format I
>The only thing I cannot do is printing large quantities of paper
>and shipping them to every library in the world.
No. You can't review articles. You can't provide easy searching and access
to all articles in an area. Etc. There *is* a role for publishers to play. Of course
it is true that there have always been `self publishers'. But most people
have better things to do with their time.
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